? >> the comparison i was thinking about, a few years into the george w. bush administration, democrats and other like-minded people founded the american -- a place to incubate ideas. what are the republicans doing besides giving speeches and writing books? >> olivier, why aren't they coming forward with plans. >> first of all, i think this is the advice of the man who won the speakership when the republicans had the contract with america, and a person who lost the speakership in '98, when the republicans were -- so i think the personal background here is very important. republicans will tell you they have proposes throughout the debate, they get very testy when they say you're talking about death panels, but that has lagged a bit recently. the party especially in the house has moved more to a repeal without the replace. >> of course this has been let here and there. forget the senate, that republicans and the house are behind? >> one imbe onic bill, and slightly controversial stuff, but it's not clear that that has a future, either. >> carly, tracy and olivier, thank you so much. >>> remember cnn's "